Char

Char

(chr), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charred (chrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Charring.] [Prob. the same word as char to perform (see Char, n.), the modern use coming from charcoal, prop. coal-turned, turned to coal.] 1. To reduce to coal or carbon by exposure to heat; to reduce to charcoal; to burn to a cinder.
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2. To burn slightly or partially; as, to char wood.
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Cha"ra

(?), n. [NL., of uncertain origin.] (Bot.) A genus of flowerless plants, having articulated stems and whorled branches. They flourish in wet places.
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Char`-a-bancs"

(?), n.;
pl. Chars-a-banc (#).
[F.] A long, light, open vehicle, with benches or seats running lengthwise.
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